Alfa Romeo has been trying to shed its lingering stereotype of unreliable vehicles and the days of rusting bodies, dubious electrics and unreliable engines are a thing of the past. At least that’s what we though until an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio broke down while competing against a BMW M3 and a Mercedes-AMG C63 S.
PistonHeads brought all three to Anglesey Circuit in North Wales in a test to see which vehicle performs the best on track. On paper, both the Giulia QV and Mercedes-AMG seems to be evenly matched with the BMW M3 coming in third in terms of both power and torque. Costing a bit less than Mercedes’ offering, the Giulia’s twin-turbo V6 has a faster 0-62 mph sprint time at 3.9 seconds and its top speed caps off at an impressive 190 mph compared to its rival’s 155mph.
Perhaps the final results would have been different if the Giulia hadn’t broken down. A frustrating situation for Dan Trent as he truly believes the sport sedan is a real wild thrilling car to drive with pointy steering and ceramic brakes that bites down hard.
But it wasn’t meant to be because shortly after the check engine light flashed on, the Giulia locked into Normal drive mode before shifting to limp mode and finally coming to a stop. In the end, the BMW M3 came out on top thanks to its Competition package.